Howard J. Alfrey
In a quiet ceremony performed in the Trinity Lutheran church Wednesday
evening Miss Donna Belle Herpoldsheimer, became the bride of Pvt Howard
J. Alfrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Alfrey. Only the immediate
family were present at the 8 o'clock ceremony which was performed by
Rev. F. Worthman.
The bride wore a white suit with an orchid corsage and navy and white
accessories. Her only attendant, Miss Genevieve Weber, wore a
frock of pink crepe. Robert White was best man. At the reception
held in the Alfrey home, Miss Helena Alfrey presided at the bridal table
which was centered with an arrangement of pink roses and white asters.
At the end of his furlough, Private Alfrey will return to his station
at Fort Benning, Ga., his bride remaining in Lincoln for the present.
killed in action
Pvt Howard J. Alfrey,
19, was killed in action in Belgium on Dec. 27, the war department has
informed his wife, the former Donna belle Herpolsheimer, 2734 So. 10th,
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs.. Herbert Alfrey, 947 Sumner. He
was a paratrooper demolitionist with an airborne division.
Private Alfrey graduated from Lincoln high school in June, 1943 and
entered the service Dec. 12 of that ear. He trained at Camp Roberts,
Calif. until May 1944, when he volunteered as a paratrooper. He
was sent to Fort Benning, Ga. for training and received his wings on
June 17. He completed his demolitionist training on July 8.
On July 14 he came home on an 18-day furlough, and was married.
He was sent to England and later to France. The last letter received
from him was dated Dec. 18.
Besides his wife and parents he is survived by a sister, Helena, at
home, and a brother Sgt Harry Alfrey, a parachute inspector stationed
[Lincoln Evening Journal, Lincoln,
NE, Tuesday, January 23, 1945, page 1]
Headstone Inscription and Interment
Record with resulting grave marker for Pvt. Howard J. Alfrey at
Plot A Row 6 Grave
13 in Henri Chappell American Cemetery, Belgium
Pvt. Alfrey was killed in action on
December 27, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart.
This grave has been adopted by Belgian
citizen Fernand Hiernaux